As a single mom with a day job as an attorney and two girls, 8 ½ (that ½ is important) and 12 years old, with homework and school events, not to mention extra-curricular activities, I have become an expert at juggling. Staying committed to my writing career involves daily reaffirmations. And it would have been much easier to give it up than to try and do it all. But writing feeds my soul—and as a role model for my daughters, I am showing them that when you have a passion for something, you never give up. They are learning about commitment, discipline and perseverance. And mostly, they are learning that you have to believe in yourself. As writers, we have to believe in ourselves or we would never be able to put one word on the page.